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Yellow Vest Anti-Government Protests In France Turn Violent

Yellow Vest Anti-Government Protests In France Turn Violent

About 200 "yellow vests" demonstrators protested in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday, Feb. 9, for what the movement has dubbed "Act 13" of their weekly demonstrations, which have shaken President Emmanuel Macron's authority.

A Sentinelle security operation vehicle is burning in front of the Eiffel Tower during a demonstration as the "Yellow Vests" protesters take to the streets for the 13th consecutive Saturday.

One young man who was trying to take pictures of the demonstration was injured on his left hand after riot officers fired tear gas into the crowd.

Protesters wearing yellow vests take part in a demonstration by the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France February 9, 2019.

In Paris, 36 demonstrators were arrested.

In December, Mr Macron said he was "partly responsible" for an "insufficient response" to the protests that have rocked the country every Saturday. "He wanted to bat it away so it didn't explode by his leg and it went off when he touched it".

Montreal unemployment rate drops below Toronto's (again) in January
The region with the lowest rate in Alberta is Red Deer at 4.4 per cent while the province's overall is 6.8. The Alberta rate rose from 6.4 per cent in December to 6.8 last month after almost 16,000 jobs were lost.

Police said the injured protester lost four fingers as police swooped in to stop protesters from breaching the parliament's exterior. This was the 11th time he had marched with the movement, he told AFP.

Many Gilet Jaunes - named after the yellow vests they have symbolically worn - now say they are intent on bringing down Macron's Government.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has gone on Twitter to express his "disgust" as French yellow vest protesters set alight an anti-terror military auto at a protest in Paris.

But last week's official estimates were disputed both by march organisers and contradicted by an independent estimate carried out for news media, which gave a higher estimate.

The yellow vest protests began in mid-November, spurred by anger over high gas prices in rural areas where people depend on their cars because of no access to public transportation.

Recent polls show his approval ratings rising.


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